The Guardian. The low social status of Ethiopian women lies at the root of violence against them and the tragic cases of two teenagers have galvanized female activists in their efforts to tackle it. Tejnesh Leweg’neh, a 15-year-old from Ethiopia’s mountainous northern Shoa region, was abducted by three men on her way to market in October. They tried to force her to agree to
OFFICE TO MONITOR AND COMBAT TRAFFICKING IN PERSONS Ethiopia is a source and, to a lesser extent, destination and transit country for men, women, and children who are subjected to forced labor and sex trafficking. Girls from Ethiopia’s rural areas are exploited in domestic servitude and, less frequently, prostitution within the country, while boys are subjected to forced labor in traditional weaving, herding, guarding,
January 2, 2015 BEIRUT – Migrant domestic workers in Lebanon are set to protect their rights under a trade union — the first such syndicate in the Arab world where more than 2.4 million foreign domestic workers labour under often harsh conditions. The Labor Ministry said Monday they received a proposal from the National Federation of Labor Unions to form the syndicate in Lebanon.
In spite of a law that prohibits early marriage practices in Ethiopia, it is widely practiced in rural as well as urban areas. According to the population and housing census, at country level, of the total 10,412,226 population between the age categories of 10–14 years, 8.26 per cent were married at the time of the study, and 4.14 per cent were divorced, 0.12 per